25 Feb '12, 3am

Logging and conservation: all part of the equation | #palmoil #Indonesia

When it comes to deforestation, loggers have usually received the bulk of the bad press. Armed with chainsaws, they are the bogeymen typically blamed for doing away with not only our forests, but also the biodiversity which inhabits them. But as anyone who has worked on forestry issues – particularly in the tropical regions home to the world’s greatest biodiversity – knows, the demise of natural forests usually comes in the form of a double whammy: first come the loggersbut then come the settlers who turn the land into farms or plantations , preventing the re-growth of natural forest. Now a new paper published recently in Conservation Letters seeks to quantify the actual impact of logging on biodiversity in the tropics – specifically in Indonesia, one of the world’s main battlegrounds over the timber industry . “Cost-effective Conservation: Calculating Biodiversity and Log...

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